The inside testimony has been damning against Donald Trump and the actions he had AS the President of the United States….
The committee members have had people come out of the woodwork to give an view of what happened on that day in 2021 and what the goal was…..
Today’s video showed Congressional lawmakers under siege…
There is little outrage reported BY the media….
The message from the committee IS an American President broke thge law , got people to use violence and we stand in a no man’s land of legalise doing nothing while the tax payer fronts his transportation and security and he give the American government the finger AND says he want’s his old job back…
(The committee has issued a subpoena for Trump to show up…He won’t…Nobody is gonna put him in jail for ignoring the request…If he did show up he’s 5th Amendmnet the whole show))
Most people doubt he’ll actually go to jail for his actions….
That though he’ll most probably be indicted for criminal actions…
But he IS a former US President….
And the idea that this rich , lying, egomaniac, LOSER has a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card that he flashes as he dares prosocutors and judges to nail his ass sits in the background….
ANYONE else in his sitaution would be doing plea barginning…..
Not Donald Trump…
He’s gonna keep doing his sidewalk act…
The law is THERE…..
The legal cases ARE piling up…
The system IS clamping down on those who rode with him, near and far….
And most of them ARE singing about his actions….
The public maybe used to the the criminal actions presents outloud by the committee…
The polls may NOT budge….
But the legal noose is closing around Trump & Co….
And in the end?
The Real Estate Guy from New York may have the law and justice catch up with him…
And THAT will be about the man falling to Earth in hard landing….
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted on Thursday to subpoena former President Donald J. Trump as it presented a sweeping summation of its case placing him at the center of a calculated, multipart effort to overturn the 2020 election, beginning even before Election Day.
At what may have been its final public hearing and just weeks before midterm elections in which control of Congress is at stake, the panel knit together evidence and testimony from its nine previous presentations while introducing new revelations about Mr. Trump’s central role in numerous plots to maintain power.
The committee laid out in vivid detail how Mr. Trump, enraged and embarrassed that he had lost the election and unwilling to accept that fact, sought to join the crowd he had summoned to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, as it marched to the Capitol — knowing that some of his supporters were armed and threatening violence as Congress met to certify his defeat.
“None of this is normal, acceptable or lawful in our republic,” said Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming and the committee’s vice chairwoman.
The committee also showed previously unreleased video from the secure location where congressional leaders hunkered down while the Capitol was under attack. The footage offered a glimpse of the shock and disbelief that gripped them as they urgently phoned governors and top national security officials in efforts to summon the National Guard or get Mr. Trump to call off the assault.
After nearly two and a half hours, the committee wrapped up with a direct challenge to the former president, voting to subpoena him to appear for a formal deposition, a step that is exceedingly unlikely given his refusal to cooperate in the inquiry, and could lead to a bitter legal battle….
Since Mr. Trump pressed House Republican leaders not to participate in the committee, he had no defenders to offer any mitigating evidence or challenge witnesses over the last four months. But even outside the committee room he has offered no serious defense through statements, interviews or social media other than to insult former aides who testified and accuse the panel of being out to get him. He has not explained his actions nor backed off his false claims.
That seems to have been enough for him for now. His approval ratings remain roughly where they were before the hearings, and a strong majority of Republicans still believe the 2020 election was stolen. No major Republican officeholders have indicated they have changed their mind about Mr. Trump since the hearings began.
A Monmouth University poll last month found that 29 percent of Americans believe Mr. Biden won because of voter fraud — exactly the same as in June when the hearings opened. (Sixty-one percent of Republicans thought so.) And 38 percent of respondents last month held Mr. Trump “directly responsible” for Jan. 6, compared with 42 percent in June.
Still, there are signs of Trump erosion or fatigue among Republicans. In a recent poll, NBC News found that 33 percent of Republicans identified themselves more as supporters of Mr. Trump than of the party — still a high number and enough to potentially win a multicandidate primary, but the lowest since the network began asking the question in 2019.
Having fallen short of changing many minds, however, the committee may yet have influenced the thinking closer to home. It amassed an overwhelming collection of interviews, documents and other evidence that may have lit a fire at the Justice Department just half a dozen blocks from the Capitol, as federal prosecutors appeared to ratchet up their own investigation in recent months.
The real verdict, therefore, may still be months away. If Attorney General Merrick B. Garland ultimately pursues a criminal prosecution against Mr. Trump or his closest allies, the committee will have set the stage by airing the case in painstaking detail. And as they made their final arguments before next month’s midterm elections, the panel members on Thursday left little doubt what they think should happen but left any decision on criminal referrals until after the vote….
image…Credit…Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times